Mitchell Brown, UC Irvine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The promotion and tenure process for faculty still requires peer-reviewed and print book length material, which they (ironically) don't use in their assignments -
- How do we justify their purchase with decreased use among the largest populations (i.e. undergraduates)?
- This affects our collecting because it contradicts our ability to reduce our reliance on expensive subscriptions.
Other questions for consideration of joint collections raise questions of electronic books and free resources.
- Is it time to have CDL negotiating consortial e-book licenses?
- What will be the role of open access material in building library collections?
“We must take care not to embrace mediocrity but continue the tradition of excellence.”
Posted by Linda Vida.
UCB Spring Assembly Discussion Topics Wednesday, April 21, 2010